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Kidnapping Suspect in Custody

Police arrested a 26-year-old man Monday evening for the kidnapping and attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl in South Seattle.

The suspect grabbed the girl and dragged her into a wooded area in the 8800 block of 7 Ave. S. after she asked him for directions to the library. He reportedly ordered the girl to have sex with him or he’d rape her.

A witness driving by saw the girl frantically running from the woods and screaming for help.  He pulled over, saw the suspect running away and called 911 to provide a detailed description.

Officers arrived quickly and spotted the suspect near the scene of the crime. He was arrested and booked into King County jail for investigation of kidnapping and rape.